Monday, July 31, 2017

Grounded Hearts ~ Book Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

When God Says No~

 I have prayed and prayed for God to answer a certain prayer that I have been praying for many years. I look at the blessings that would come from this certain situation. It would be a huge thing in my life. Recently, I thought that God was going to answer my prayer and give me my hearts desire. I could see how God could work it all out. It even got close enough that I started making plans. I had it all figured out and God had been working in mighty ways in our lives and even answering the impossible in ways we couldn't even imagine. I mean we had trusted and obeyed and God had been pouring out His blessings left and right.

 Only thing is ~ when it came right down to the wire God chose to say “no” to me. Did you get that? He said “no” to me! And it was so close. It would have been so easy for Him to work it out. The deck had been stacked in His favor. He only needed to make it happen. Even while I peck at these keys~ I see how foolish I sound.

When He said “no” to me I threw a fit. I even cried tears. I told God just how angry I was with Him. I reminded Him how easy it would have been to give me my heart's desire. I was so mad and I wanted to stay mad. I fussed and grumbled and had a bad attitude for several days. But gently the Lord began to soften my hard heart and I confessed my sin of not accepting the Lord's will in the situation with a sweet spirit.

Just this very week as I have been praying and studying God’s Word~ He has gently impressed on me that it would just not have been the right timing for Him to have answered this prayer in my life. He knows best and even when I have a hard time trusting Him~ I still can. 

“God never withholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful- ‘severe mercies’ at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desires except to give us something better.” Elisabeth Elliot

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July~ A Lesson From The Morning Glory

Happy 4th of July!

 Happy Birthday to this land that I love!
Thank you to all of those who gave their lives that I may live my life. Thank you to all who served to make our land the home of the brave and free.

I am proud to be called an American.

When I was a young wife and mother one summer when money was tight I decided to plant all my flowers from seeds. I picked up a 20 cent packet of Morning Glory seeds. I planted them in a planter that my husband bought me for my birthday. I was so thrilled when the first little seedlings began to sprout out of the dirt. That was about 20 years ago. Each and every year since then my Morning Glories continue to come back. I now know some people think them to be a weed but to me, they are still a reminder of a sweet and simple time. They open each morning to greet the sun. What a great lesson the Morning Glory shares with us. We too need to wake each morning and greet the SON! 

This morning as I stepped out on my patio my Morning Glories were in full bloom. I just couldn't help but take a moment to praise and worship my Lord and Saviour~ and thank Him for giving the ultimate sacrifice when He bled and died to take away the sin of the world. 

I am proud to be called a Christian.

 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

                                                                                 John 15:13



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